Chimichanga

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The "Chimichanga" is a music improv form developed by Travis Ploeger, and used in his show, iMusical: The Improvised Musical. It currently serves as the opening form for the show.

  • After receiving the suggestion, a scene begins, underscored with music by the pianist.
  • After a short but satisfying amount of time, this scene is sweep edited into another scene, with completely different improvisers playing completely different characters, still underscored.
  • After another short but satisfying amount of time, this scene is sweep edited into a third scene, with completely different improvisers playing completely different characters, still underscored.
  • After another short but satisfying amount of time, this scene is sweep edited, and Character A, from one of the first two scenes, initiates a verse/chorus song. She sings one verse and one chorus.
  • Character B, from a different scene from Character A, joins Character A on stage, but in a split screen. He sings a second verse, and both characters sing the chorus together.
  • Character C, from any previous scene, joins the others on stage, again in a split screen. She sings a bridge.
  • Character D, from any previous scene, joins the others on stage, again in a split screen. He sings the fourth verse.
  • All other characters (if any have yet to enter), join with their respective scene partners, and the entire company sings the final chorus, all remaining in their respective split screens.
  • The last line of the chorus is repeated by Character A, with the entire company joining in for the last word/group of words.

Some notes about the Chimichanga:

  • The scenes should be short, but should indicate the clear and clean details of a potential storyline, as this form may be used to establish the initial narrative choices for a show.
  • Song entrances may be done by new characters that have been referred to by (or inferred from) the scenes.